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This Post is Moving Backward Through Time | The Weekly Geek 44

What's up, you nerd. Here's a short list of stuff I'm geeking out about this week:

  • What I'm probably reading backward in a parallel dimension somewhere: These discoveries that may implicate the existence of another dimension where time moves backward. I'm a sucker for anything time travel, and while this article published last year, I just discovered it (because I, unfortunately, move forward in time like a casual). Apparently, in Antarctica, scientists discovered particles that seem to be moving backward through time. This is leading some to postulate the possibility of an alternate dimension where the laws of physics run in reverse. Please allow me to push my nerd glasses up my nose as I incorporate this into my upcoming time travel novel.

Hourglass
  • Speaking of time travel: How I'm planning a trip to the past worry-free: With this physics student's peer-reviewed paper on how paradox-free time travel is possible. In it, University of Queensland physics student Germain Tobar mathematically proposes how time travel to the past can include free will while avoiding the dreaded grandfather paradox that plagues the closed time-like curves predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity. The grandfather paradox posits that if you travel back in time and accidentally killed your own grandfather, you would never be born, so how could you exist to off your ancestor in the first place? Paradox. This student says nah it's possible. Now we can go back to the past without worrying so much about the butterfly effect, which is great news for my next time travel trip.

Blackboard with equations
  • Controversial stance I'm finally declaring: I'm #TeamGodzilla. There, I said it. Godzilla vs. Kong only further validates my position that mutant lizards with radioactive breath > stupid monkeys.

That's it for this week! If you like discovering awesome new stuff, consider subscribing and sharing, and let me know what you're geeking out about.

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